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Destinations: Pakistan ◦◦ India ◦◦Turkey ◦◦ Egypt ◦◦ Bulgaria ◦◦ Mongolia ◦◦ Bangladesh ◦◦ Jordan ◦◦ Russia ◦◦ Turkmenistan ◦◦ Iran ◦◦ Kazakhstan ◦◦ Japan ◦◦ Hong Kong ◦◦ Greece ◦◦ Ukraine ◦◦ Syria ◦◦ Morocco ◦◦ Italy ◦◦ Mauritania ◦◦ Oman ◦◦ Algeria ◦◦ Faroe Islands
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Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, has two interesting places to visit - the huge fishing port and the equally huge camel market, which is the second largest in the world after the one in Sudan. However, the size can be debated as there are similar markets in many places worldwide. For example, I believe the one in Pushkar, India is the largest, having visited it twice and still not being able to explore it all.
The place is dusty and dirty, filled with camels and men in blue clothes trading them. It's a paradise for photographers and lovers of interesting places. However, some may describe it as hot and smelly. For locals, it is a workplace where they spend most of their lives.
We walked along a dirty road, passing small herds of camels and groups of people dressed in blue, who were trading amongst themselves. There was some commotion as a few camels became restless, but overall, the locals were friendly and had no issue with us taking pictures.
The city of Nouakchott is often referred to as the ugliest capital in the world, but I would rather call it exotic. Everyone who visits the city comes to this market.
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Travel to Mauritania
Join us on a unforgettable journey to Mauritania, one of the most fascinating and captivating countries in West Africa. Our tour will take you through the country's rich history and culture, from the ancient city of Chinguetti, one of the largest and most important centers of learning in the Muslim world, to the bustling capital city of Nouakchott. Along the way, you'll explore the stunning natural beauty of the Sahara desert, with its towering sand dunes and breathtaking landscapes, and learn about the traditional way of life of the country's nomadic tribes. You'll also have the chance to try some of the delicious local cuisine, including dishes made from traditional ingredients like millet, couscous, and camel meat. Whether you're a history buff, an adventure seeker, or just looking for a unique and unforgettable travel experience, our tour of Mauritania is the perfect way to discover all that this amazing country has to offer.
We usually have one or two small groups (max 7/8 participants) per year traveling to Mauritania. If you are interested in joining a group setting out from Europe, please drop me a line. We will provide more information, like dates, a program, and other details.